How Weather Conditions Can Lead To A Worker’s Compensation Claim

Employment is an average part of life. Throughout our lifetime we will hold many different jobs whether it is working at a café in college, starting out at an internship, or finally progressing to our careers we deal with many different jobs, and their tasks and duties a large portion of our lives. However, another very real aspect of jobs is that of accidents, and mistakes occurring. While both are very likely with anything we do some are easily preventable, especially when trained properly. Yet, do you know some of the conditions that you could be submitted to that qualifies as a worker’s compensation issue?

Whether or Not It’s The Weather

Everyday we can assume a few things we will hopefully wake up, do our daily tasks, eat, and then repeat them all over the next day. However, weather is another aspect of life that we can easily expect. While many individuals do not have to deal with the weather when it comes down to their job on a daily basis many do, especially that of construction workers. One would assume that when construction firms and workers both equally understand that building in the rain is a bad idea, right?

Weather or Not, Workers Come To Work

In one case, two men, who were both state employees, were helping with the construction of a bridge in the early hours of the morning. However, they were soon struck by lightening and immediately hospitalized for injuries. Reports state the workers were both fine within the next 24 hours and resumed their role on the job. Although the two men both turned out to be okay is it truly alright to submit employees to weather conditions such as rain, and even that of lightening in order continue production?

On the job injuries, as a whole, but especially those of weather related incidents can easily be avoided with proper training, and simply not sending employees out in awful conditions. However, if you or a loved one has been injured on the job as a result of improper training, or unreasonable working conditions you may be entitled to worker’s compensation damages. In order to fight for your rights, and your case you need the help of an experienced worker’s compensation attorney from start to finish.

Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.